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“Do NOT miss this!”
Review of Memorial of Caen

Memorial of Caen
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission with Optional Audio Guide
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth century.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Dinas Powys, Wales, UK
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Do NOT miss this!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is an absolute MUST see place. Beautifully put together this museum is pure class and a fitting memorial to those who fought for freedom.

Parking is easy and even though it's expensive to get it it really is worth it. I went first with my dad who was dropped into Caen by parachute on D.Day 1944. They let veterans go in free (Quite rightly!!!)

You will be moved to tears as you relive all that took place in the dark days of the war. You will be ashamed at the depths mankind can sink to but also be inspired at the bravery of those who fought for freedom and justice!

If you are in Caen do NOT miss a visit here.

Trust me!

Visited June 2013
Thank Roger N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Moving Tribute to the reasons WWII occured”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Memorial of Caen is a great tribute that attempts to explain the events that led to WWII. It traces events in Europe beginning in the early 20th Century through to the end of the war. The museam is a living call for all peoples of the war to live in peace. The exhibits are well done and there is so much information presented you can't take it all in in one visit. Highly recommend a visti to this well planned museum.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Mary N
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Earnley, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good bunker”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Visited on Good Friday -busy lots of school groups.
Quite a lot of museum dedicated to German occupation and the pre-war days in France.
I felt it was a bit "light" on actual war coverage. Some interesting short films and news snippets from the day with seating available.
Best was the Bunker - worth going down to to view. Not many vehicles/aircraft on display.
Cafeteria OK & parking -with overflow parking in camper van area.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank dave b
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“School Trip April 2014”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

What a great place, totally spoilt by a group of older students (possibly equivalent of Sixth Form) from France. Their behaviour was appalling despite the best efforts of the staff - little or no respect. Some were sitting on information desks and didn't even move for some elderly American visitors just wanting to read info on what they were viewing.
Don't let this put you off, I have been here before and wasn't like this. However, staff in charge of young visitors should be more in control than these were - call yourselves professionals - I don't think so. Would've been better if some were forcibly removed to send the message to the rest.

Visited April 2014
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Good coverage of WW2 especially D day”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

There is so much information here that it is lucky the tickets are valid for 24hrs as it takes a whole day to absorb it all. Good selection of photos, maps and display cabinets. Be aware though there will be hordes of people especially school groups.
There is plenty of free parking plus 2 places to eat. Plenty of space outside if you want to have a picnic.

Visited April 2014
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